Meet authors Arjun Basu (Waiting for the Man), Ann Y.K. Choi (Kay’s Lucky Coin Variety) and Kim Moritsugu (The Showrunner) at the Thunder Bay Public Library. The authors will read selections from their works and answer audience questions at this intimate special event. Book signing to follow. Books will be available for purchase, courtesy of the Lakehead University Bookstore.
Tickets may be purchased online through the link below, by phone at 1-807-577-6427 or in person at the Thunder Bay Art Gallery, Brodie Library and Waverley Library.
This event is part of the Lit On Tour programme.
Arjun Basu is a writer and editor. In 2008, he published Squishy, a collection of short stories that was shortlisted for the ReLit Prize. In 2014 he published Waiting for the Man, which was longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize. He also used to write 140-character short stories on Twitter, for which he won a Shorty Award. Arjun lives in Montreal, Quebec, where he is working on his book.
Originally from South Korea, Ann Y.K. Choi immigrated to Canada in 1975. She is a graduate of the Humber School for Writers and the Creative Writing Certificate Program at the University of Toronto. Most recently, she completed an MFA in Creative Writing at National University in San Diego, California. Her debut novel, Kay’s Lucky Coin Variety, was a finalist for the Toronto Book Award. The story, set in the 1980s, was inspired by her experiences working in her family-run variety store. A teacher with the York Region District School Board, Ann lives in Toronto with her husband and daughter. Photo Credit: John Burridge
Kim Moritsugu holds a BA and MBA from the University of Toronto, and worked several years in a corporate setting before becoming a novelist. Moritsugu’s novels include Looks Perfect, a romantic comedy shortlisted for the Toronto Book award; The Glenwood Treasure, a literary mystery shortlisted for the Arthur Ellis Best Crime Novel Award; The Restoration of Emily, a coming of middle age story (serialized on CBC Radio’s Between the Covers); The Oakdale Dinner Club, a comedy of suburban manners about food and sex; and her seventh novel, The Showrunner, a work of darkly humourous suspense. She has built an international online following for her TV recaps and food writing at her blog The Hungry Novelist. She lives in Toronto.
Ruby Slipperjack is a member of the Eabametoong First Nation and she is fluent in her Anishinabe language. She completed her formal education with a B.A. in History, B.Ed. and M.Ed. from Lakehead University and a Ph.D. in Educational Studies from the University of Western Ontario. She is a tenured, full professor in the Indigenous Learning Department at Lakehead University. Her prior novels include Honour the Sun, Silent Words, Weesquachak and the Lost Ones, Little Voice, Weesquachak and Dog Tracks. She contributed stories to the Dear Canada anthologies Hoping for Home: Stories of Arrival and A Time for Giving: Ten Tales of Christmas.